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Written by Ole Søgaard   
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 06:58

Correction to HIV Cure Story:

correctionDuring the past week a story originating in the Telegraph entitled "Scientists on brink of HIV cure" has been published in other medias.

The article's title and subtitle suggests that a cure for HIV is expected in months. But this is not the case, according to the Danish researchers from Aarhus University Hospital whose work was cited in the Telegraph.



- We are not on the brink of an HIV cure, says Dr. Ole Søgaard from Aarhus University Hospital.
- We have an exciting study in which a potential anti-HIV latency reversing agent is tested in persons with HIV. We are making good progress, but there is still a long way to go."

The authors state that they regret if anyone got the impression from reading the article that there may be a cure for HIV in the immediate future. Like many others, the researchers believe that a cure for HIV is an achievable goal, but most likely it will take many years, numerous basic science discoveries, and several phase 1/2 trials before a HIV cure may actually be reached.

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Key words: HIV eradication, HIV persistence, hiv cure, hiv reservoirs, panobinostat, purge of HIV reservoirs
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 07:07


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